Masters Admissions Overview

Student Diversity 

Our Masters program has a very diverse student body, though the students share a strong analytical background. Students with analytically oriented undergraduate degrees in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities have completed our Masters successfully and received the MS in Public Policy. Therefore, we encourage applicants who have completed a BS degree or equivalent in any field and have an interest in the public policy emphases of our school to apply. 

Admissions Standards

The School of Public Policy reviews applications for the Masters program twice per year. The spring application deadline is October 1st, fall priority deadline is February 15th, and fall space available deadline is March 15.

An introductory statistics course is a prerequisite for coursework in the master’s degree. 

The admissions standards are rigorous. It takes into account all the documents in the application that are relevant to the academic potential of the candidate. College grades, references, previous experience and statement of interest are assessed together to determine the quality of the case for admission. 

The fall 2021 cohort had an acceptance rate of 73.6%.  

Admissions Process

Applications are electronic and are handled through the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions System.  Items required for admission (in addition to test scores) are the completed application with essay questions, application fee, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.



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